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Diversity Today - Support for High Needs Learners

Are high needs learners receiving the support they need to reach their potential?

The 2016 Ofsted report, ‘Moving Forward’ would suggest this is not happening consistently. It highlights a number of concerns about arrangements, including:

* Nearly half of the providers visited not having adequate strategies, experience or expertise to support their learners with learning difficulties or disabilities
* Specialist, impartial careers guidance found to be generally weak, with 16 of the 20 local authority websites reviewed failing to provide sufficiently detailed information
* Too many learners on programmes that do not lead to further learning, employment or independent/supported living
* Slow progress by high needs learners in English and mathematics
* Poor recording of learners’ progress, meaning many are not achieving their full potential

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 00:00